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This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Iberia Medical Center

Within the framework of the objectives and policies established by the administrative team, plans, coordinates and directs patient care within the Critical Care Unit.  Participates as a member of the hospital's management team in planning, policy formulation and decision making with particular reference to the role, functions and operations of the Critical Care Unit. Provides direction and leadership to respective staff members. Consults with staff, physicians and Nurse Executive on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in hospital-wide performance improvement activities. Formulates the departmental budget.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


EDUCATION:  Graduate of an accredited school of nursing - BSN required, MSN preferred; QUALIFICATIONS: Current registered nurse licensure in good standing for the State of Louisiana; Current BCLS, ACLS certifications; TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of nursing management experience, CCU; At least 2 years of experience as House Supervisor, Head Nurse or Charge Nurse with demonstrated leadership ability, prior Intensive Care experience preferred;



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Knowledge of The Joint Commission standards and survey process; Understanding of Service Excellence tools and techniques;  Possessing the ability to lead others to obtain objectives/goals; Ability to clearly formulate and articulate concepts and ideas within small or large groups; conflict resolution, critical analysis, stress management, and leadership skills needed; possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of human resource and financial management.            


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